Montréal is known for its amazing food scene and MTLàTABLE is by far one of the best ways to discover some of Montréal’s best, at some very affordable price points!
In fact, I consider it travel worthy!
The 8th edition is back November 1 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Offering you a chance to discover 150 restaurants that will be offering multi-course dinner menus at truly fantastic prices ($23, $33 or $43) as well as a $17 brunch option in some restaurants.
New this year, MTLàTABLE and Aeroplan have partnered to offer Aeroplan members the best of this great culinary celebration.
Enjoy priority booking at all 150 participating restaurants, exclusive perks and more when you dine out.
Although it was difficult, I chose 6 of my top picks, from this year’s participating restaurants all at the $43 price-point because to me, those are the best bang for your buck!
1. Foxy – Cuisine: North American/ Mediterranean/Québec
The sweet smell of wood smoke swirls through Foxy restaurant in Griffintown, where the warmth of the fire is equalled by the warmth of the attentive service! Here, the concept revolves around grilling food over a fire or roasting it inside in a wood-burning oven. Homemade and local drive the philosophy behind this elegant, yet funky restaurant led by the veteran restaurateurs Dyan Solomon and Éric Girard of Olive & Gourmando fame. Chef Leigh Roper excels at creating rustic, high-end comfort food prepared with superb, locally-sourced produce. Eye-catching presentation and divine flavour headline Foxy’s concise menu. From starters the likes of charred cauliflower or autumn salad, followed by delectable mains such as grilled Nagano pork chops or charcoal grilled sea bass, Foxy offers refreshingly simple, yet flavourful cuisine. And the desserts! An absolute must, if only for the homemade ice cream. With an ambiance more akin to a bar than an eatery, Foxy has a long, narrow dining room and an open kitchen that delivers more than a meal; it offers a night out on the town.
2. Le Petit Mousseau – Cuisine: North American/New Cuisine/Québec
Discovering new things and having fun is the order of the day at Le Petit Mousso, a casual bistro-bar serving upscale food, cocktails and more. This exceptional setting devised by restaurateur duo Chef Antonin Mousseau Rivard and Katerine Mousseau defies description: not a bistro, nor a wine bar or a cantine, Le Petit Mousso is a neighbourhood spot designed for people to pass by, hang out, enjoy delicious nibbles with a drink and have a great time. While Le Mousso is right next door, Le Petit Mousso offers a more laid-back, bar-like vibe than its older sibling. Chef Benjamin Mauroy-Langlais has created a concise and accessible à la carte menu featuring full plates as well as drink-friendly finger food, including caviar, chicken liver mousse and Koji ham. The drink list is as comprehensive and clever as the menu, with classic cocktails to weekly special libations, private import wines, natural juices, craft beer and more. Set in a former printing shop dating back to 1867, Le Petit Mousso features large communal tables, industrial accents, and an open kitchen. A real family affair, paintings by Jean-Paul Mousseau (Katerine’s father, Antonin’s grandfather) adorn the walls for a personalized finishing touch.
3. Chasse Galerie – Cuisine: Québec
La Chasse-Galerie, or the “Bewitched Canoe” in English, is part of Québec lore, and bewitched you will be by the creative fare served at this innovative restaurant, one of Saint-Denis Street’s best-kept secrets. Dining here is an invitation to voyage through Québec’s culinary landscape as chef Nikolas Fulop reveals the exciting possibilities of our freshest seasonal and local products. Book a table and treat yourself to refined dishes, a relaxed ambiance and gastronomic experience quite unlike any other.
4. Gustave – Cuisine: French/Mediterranean
At the heart of downtown, Gustave invites guests into its modern/vintage décor that sets the mood for a relaxing experience, whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails. Gourmet fare inspired by French cuisine and the Mediterranean awaits the adventurous palate, and our chef ‘s commitment to sourcing local products shines through in his delectable creations. This brand-new European and Québec-based food lineage results in an exciting dining experience, where fresh flavours and terroir goodness are showcased on each exquisitely plated dish. A carefully curated wine list, which also adapts to the seasons and savours, accompanies the menus. Our commitment is to provide our guests with extraordinary culinary experiences that remain steadfast.
5. Hoogan et Beaufort – Cuisine: North American/French/New Cuisine
Fresh, light and tasty is the hallmark of chef Marc-André Jette’s elegantly contemporary gastronomy. His intricate, yet delicate culinary style features balanced flavours, precise textures and fresh ingredients. With a kitchen that sits in the centre of an old factory, this restaurant offers a remarkable dining experience in a refined and modern setting.
6. Manitoba – Cuisine: Québec
Have an adventurous culinary experience at Restaurant Manitoba, a hopping eatery where cozying up to nature is the very idea. Ironically nestled in an unexplored industrial zone, Restaurant Manitoba offers a natural dining landscape that begs you to sit for a spell and drink it all in, petrified wood bar, and all. Here, organic is the word, from the interior to the menu to the wine list, which showcases an impressive list of natural and biodynamic private imports from around the world. The menu reads like a glossary of intriguing regional ingredients, such as whelks, mugwort, myrica gale leaves and trout lily. Dare to choose the blind 4-course tasting menu (with or without wine pairing) or opt for à la carte with dishes such as smoked eel with turnip and reindeer moss, suckling pig with Jerusalem artichoke or arctic char with beets and blackcurrants. In this unique space, a minimalist chic décor showcases an open kitchen, and a garage door in the back that opens in the summertime provides a relaxing backdrop to a hip dining scene.
In celebration of Tourisme Montréal’s 100th anniversary and MTLàTABLE’s culinary excellence, Aliments du Québec au menu, a program designed to put local products in the spotlight, is proud to partner with Événements Signature for the first time ever!
Seven restaurants will be treating you to a 5-course (or more!) $83 table d’hôte menus, mainly composed of Québec products for 2 to 4 evenings only, from Sunday to Wednesday during the festival. The restaurants participating are Jellyfish, Renoir, Le Filet, Estiatorio Milos, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Le Pastel, and Europea.
For more information on MTLàTABLE check out https://mtlatable.mtl.org/.